Friday, October 23, 2015

THE HOGWARTS HOUSE CUP - INTRODUCING TEAM RAVENCLAW!!


The professors will soon be busy making their selections from the Hogwarts House entries! 



Remember that contests are subjective. What one person might scream and yell accio for may do nothing for someone else. There were tons of excellent entries. Even with five people making selections, that's nothing compared to the number of literary agents out there. No matter what, keep querying! 

I hope this contest has helped everyone who entered. There's not too many contests that provide feedback and we did our best to help as many people as possible. The whole Hogwarts crew tried their best to share their experience and give solid advice.

If you've made friends and learned something to improve your first page or pitch, you've already won.

*ZING* *duck* STUPIFY!

*cough* Excuse me. I thought I saw some lights flashing overhead. It seems to be under control now. No cause for alarm. As I was saying,

Here is some important information from Luna before we announce the chosen entries for Team Ravenclaw:

There is no commenting in this round, except for professors. Sorry, but no cheerleading as this may lead to an unconscious bias. All the comments are hidden, anyway. No requests will be revealed until the end of the Hogwarts House round on October 26.

But we are happy to see and retweet your thoughts and cheers over on twitter under the #Pitchslam tag! That’s the place to hang out and have fun. I'll be announcing when professors have stopped by this blog and giving hints about requests. Some of those hints might even be mildly helpful.

I’d better be seeing my Ravenclaws there, or it's detention and minus 5 points for Ravenclaw. It takes guts and teamwork to make it to enter the House cup, and we want everyone to see that we're full of House spirit.

Agents will consider entries at all the Head of House blogs. If more than one critic has the highest level of request on an entry, there will be a showdown on twitter after the round ends. 

Here's what the professors will be requesting: 

10 Points – Query and first 10 pages = Petrificus Totalus
25 Points – Query and first 25 pages = Protego
50 Points – Query and first 50 pages = Stupefy
100 Points – Query and first 100 pages = Sectumsempra
200 Points – Query and full = Expelliarmus

If you haven't found your entry here, check out our other Heads of House blogs below for their students:

*zing!* OH, no! The Grey Ghost tells me that Hogwarts is under attack! I must get these entry links up quickly! So sorry I can't stay and chat. Here are the blogs. Go now, before it's too late!

Good lu- EXPELLIARMUS!

Aaaaaaaaaaack! What's this? Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters have used the Imperious Curse to steal entries from the Hogwarts Cup! If you feel like you're in a bit of a stupor, check to see if your entry has fallen into their nefarious hands! It's TEAM DEATH EATERS!

I must save those poor authors! I can see we've got a fight on our hands, so I've got to run. Good luck to everyone! Thanks for making Pitchslam such a fun experience!

If there are any issues with your entry, tweet me @LH_Writes and let me know. Scroll down to view the winners!

Professors: If you drop by and don't see anything that fits your wishlist, I'd love a note on this entry to let me know. (Those comments will not be published.)


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